We had a cracking day however and every emotion was on display throughout the day with my group of ladies! There were shouts of joy, some amazing pars, and no doubt some expressions in French that I have no idea what they said but could grasp their situation and make my own assumptions! The fiesty French house host for my week, Nadine was in fine form with her French expressions and when a putting tip saw her hole a massive putt on the next hole she was jumping up and down with joy!! The highlight of the day however had to be when Marie found the ocean to the left of the 16th hole. I found her ball in the sand being lapped by the water. To my dismay she calmly walked across the sand and straight into the water shoes and all, took aim and whacked it out of the water and back into the fairway. Not a care in the world that the water was ankle deep where she was standing!! Priceless!!
For or the record the GOAT (greatest of all time) of pro ams, Steven Jeffress and his team got the win today, with some ridiculous score, and in doing so confirmed his well known status as the best pro am player in history!! He will take that form into the week no doubt and I think will be a real threat this week.
As usual the presentations and welcome to the event was done in fine style by Patrick and his team of sponsors. The clubhouse was full to overflowing again tonight and it's great to look around and see old acquaintances catching up. This is the 6th yr I think of this event and many of the guys kind of feel like they have home away from homes here! Everything is set up for another successful and exciting tournament.
My my tips for the week....I think I like the following guys in no particular order....Matty Millar, Jeffro, Michael Sim, Darren Beck and my roughy is Cory Crawford. I obviously would like to think I am a good chance too this week as I'm playing well. Last year I made the birdies but too many mistakes were made to really feature. Hopefully this year I can tighten that stuff up and get myself in the mix come Saturday afternoon!